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Ambassador Dan Mulhall recites The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats

Over 70 residents and dignitaries gathered together to celebrate the opening of the first Irish Men’s Shed at Clochar Court in Harlesden in July this week.  Opened by His Excellency, Mr Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain in his final engagement before he leaves for the US, the Men’s Shed has been set up to provide both a workshop and a social space for the Irish Community in…

Clochar Court’s New Year’s Party – Friday 20 January 2017

You are invited to join us for live traditional Irish music, food and celebrations on Friday 20 January 2017 anytime between 3-6.30pm at Clochar Court, Crownhill Road, London NW10 4EG. Please RSVP to Becky or David on Tel: 020 7625 1818 or mailto:[email protected]  

Tea Dance – Royal Albert Hall – 9 November 16

TEA DANCE Wednesday 9 November | 3pm | Main Auditorium The Albert Hall are delighted to announce the return of the Tea Dance in their iconic main auditorium! With live music provided by their very own Albert’s Big Band, you are invited to spend the afternoon dancing to quicksteps, foxtrots, waltzes and Latin numbers in the breath-taking surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall.  With music from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and…

Mother-and-Baby Homes Investigation

Were you resident in a Mother-and-Baby Home in Ireland (either as a mother or a child)? Or do you know someone who was? Currently there’s an Investigation looking into the Mother-and-Baby Homes that existed in Ireland. Anyone with any information is invited to share any information they may have, in confidence. The Commission are especially keen to hear from anyone who was resident in, worked in, lived nearby or had…

Mind Yourself – Door to Door project

Have you ever thought of telling your emigration story? Did your experience help shape how things are today? You may be interested in the Door to Door project by Mind Yourself, the charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of Irish people in London. Please take a look. Everyone has their own story and there are more out there who would like to hear it! http://doortodoor.org.uk/

Irish health survey

Have you emigrated from Ireland in the last five years? Innisfree partners Cross Care would like you to take part in a survey. Are you an Irish emigrant? Have you left Ireland in the last 5 years? Crosscare Migrant Project want to hear about your experiences as part of their new Irish emigrant mental health survey. Take the survey here www.surveymonkey.com/s/emigrantmentalhealth and find out more at http://bit.ly/1jasJOv Jim Sheeran.

Euston Square trip – Excellent day out!

Tenants and volunteers took a day out to visit a well trodden, but little known area of London – Euston Square on the 1st May last. here is a short article prepared by Donal McCarthy who attended the event. Donal writes… Our first visit was to St Pancras Church which I was looking forward to as I love visiting old buildings and learning about their history I also looked it…

St Patrick’s Parade – London

View more pictures at the St Patrick parde 2014 scrapbook On a beautiful sunny Spring day, with a loan of the mini-bus from Brent Irish Advisory Service, we greeted people from all corners of the world to came to see the parade. Tenants joined staff to walk for almost two hours in central London. Crowds cheered us on and many turned up in traditional costume to witness the event.

Wembley Allotment – work gets under way for the 2014 season

Like David Moyles, we are now preparing for the new season up at the allotment. The second plot is now dug over, raised beds constructed and ready for a delivery of top soil and we have pruned the fruit trees. We have also discovered a pond which will help attract wildlife to the South West end of the allotment. We have been told there are frogs and toads in hedgerows…

Allotment Rotovator arrives

Innisfree purchased a new Rotovator complete with attachments to help volunteers prepare soil for the new growing season. The rotovator was purchased with Emigrant Support Funding as part of our project to develop an allotment and help people to grow things. The machine can break up and till soil, plough furrows and has an additional planter to help reduce labour. We are now planning to commission the machine before the…

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